Hiring Developers Without Fear


  • Johanna Rothman

    Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She’s the author of eight books about management and project management. Her most recent book is Manage Your Job Search. Her upcoming book is Agile and Lean Program Management: Collaborating Across the Organization. Read more of her writing on www.jrothman.com and www.createadaptablelife.com.
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When you think of hiring, do you think of paperwork, endless interviews, and wondering if that new hire is going to work out? The cost of hiring can be high. The cost of not hiring can be worse. What if you applied agile approaches to your hiring, iterating on everything, getting feedback as you proceed, and involving the entire team? Just as agile is a cross-functional and team approach to developing great products, you can use agile hire the people who fit your culture, without fear.